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Drivers frustrated with road construction

Drivers frustrated with road construction

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Road construction is in full swing in Sioux Falls. Another round of improvements are underway along Russell Street.

This first phase includes the southern half of the Russell and Kiwanis intersection.

Drivers told KSFY that it's a bit of a headache trying to get where they need to be with all this construction going on.

Adam King says he's ready for all this construction to be over with.

"Frustrating to have to go around or get up there and find you have to go all the way around just to go around the corner," said King, motorist.

And for one business owner with a business near this intersection, he says -- yes his business will be affected -- but he understands why this construction needs to happen now.

"It's part of the due diligence I guess with the arena getting ready soon and this road's need for expansion to handle the traffic flow," said Vick Patel, owner of Food N Fuel.

Although it may seem like an obstacle at times, it is possible to reach these businesses.
"The traffic flow from east and west bound on Russell St. will both be able to make a left and a right turn depending which way you're coming from into the service drive for Russell St. as well as the construction part for the Kiwanis Ave. They will be able to use or access to get to the hotel, gas station and the DMV," said Patel.
"It's not too hard to get in from over here -- just to  get out and then the corner's blocked so I just -- most of the time just go somewhere else," said King.

"But at least the traffic will be flowing smoothly within 45 days I would assume," said Patel.

"Business owners around this area and drivers can expect the intersection at Kiwanis Ave. and Russell St. to be open in about five to six weeks, weather permitting of course.
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